I'm in quite a happy mood right now, because my other favorite time of the year (besides my birthday) is Christmas time!!! Read my It's December post from last year. Yup, I really enjoy this time of year :)
I love listening to Christmas music (Carol of the Bells is one of my favorite carol, and then 12 Drunken Days of Christmas), seeing Christmas decorations (the tree and putting up pretty ornaments is something I look forward to), watching Christmas-themed movies (my favorite is Love Actually) and so on.
Specific things I'm loving this Christmas though, are:
- My first Christmas as Cakes' wife. Well, technically, it's not, since our registry was December 12th, and traditional wedding was December 21st. But our white wedding is the ultimate date we choose to celebrate anniversaries, so using that date means it's my first married Christmas. Our anniversary is also 2 days after Christmas Day, so we'll have 3 days of celebration (or hiding away :p).
- One of my new favorite Christmas songs - it's called So Beautiful and it's by my girl, Chee! It really makes me want to twirl around. Adding to the special-ness of the song, my nephew's on the track! Okay, Chee got a bunch of her nieces and nephews to say different things in the bridge, and my sister's son says "Merry Christmas! Woo hoo" (between 2:51 and 2:53).
- Holiday events in Lagos! Last year was the first time I spent Christmas in Nigeria, but because everything was so wedding-centered, I didn't get to go to any events, and there are soooooooo many of them going on. Of course this means spending money, so I'll have to be picky and choose which ones to attend. From productions at Muson Center, to Music Meets Runway, to A White Space's annual Big 60, to fairs (like the AsoEbi Junkie Textile Fair this weekend, who is sponsoring a GIVEAWAY with me that ends tomorrow) - there'll be more than enough to choose from. Review Naija is currently soliciting such events, so if you know of any please leave comments on their post.
So those are my top 3 things I'm looking forward to this year. What are YOU looking forward to?